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tv   Pascrell Resolution Trump Tax Return  CSPAN  February 28, 2017 12:30am-12:51am EST

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we here are also a part of the constitution. we are adjourned. [applause] >> earlier this month of the house ways and means committee rejected his efforts to review president trump's tax returns.
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oncontinued his efforts monday filing a privileged resolution on the house floor going for their release. >> the form of the resolution is as follows. nine, expressing the sense of the house of the presentves at shall immediately disclose his tax return information to congress and the american people, whereas in the united states system of checks and balances. togress has a responsibility hold the executive branch of government to the highest standard of transparency to ensure the public interest is placed first. whereas according to the tax
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presidentoject, every since gerald ford has disclosed their tax reform -- tax information to the public. provide anx reforms important baseline disclosure. --y contain highly information including whether the candidate paid taxes, what they own, but they have borrowed and whether they have made any charitable donations, and whether they have taken advantage of tax loopholes. whereas, disclosure of the president's tax returns could help those investigating the russian influence if there was any influence in the 2016 to understand the president's financial ties to the russian federation and russian citizens. including debts own. whether he shares any partnership ventures, equity interest, joint ventures or
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licensing agreements with russia or russian spirit were as the new york times has reported that president trump's close page,rs, including carter paul matter for, roger stone, general michael flynn have been under investigation by the federal bureau of investigation for their ties to the russian better -- federation. where russian deputy foreign interfax a russian media outlet, on september 10, " there were contacts" with donald trump's 2016 campaign. he has been reported that the members of president trump's inner circle were in contact with the senior russian officials throughout the 2016 campaign. whereas, according to the 2016 candidate filing with the theral election commission,
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president has 564 financial positions in companies located in the united states and around the world. advice of guess the ethics attorneys, and the office of government ethics, the dieident has refused to fesses ownership stakes in his businesses. where as the director of the nonpartisan office of government plans said the president's to despair his business holdings by family members is meaningless and does not meet the standards that every president in the fat -- past four decades have met. [gavel] >> gentleman may continue. >> thank you, mr. speaker. article one, section nine in the constitution. statesuded in the united
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constitution for the expressed purpose of preventing federal officials from except any emolument titles from or foreign state. whereas according to the washington post, the trump international hotel in washington dc has hired a director of diplomatic sales to generate high price business among foreign leaders and diplomatic delegations. whereas, according to the times, the president used a legally dubious tax maneuver in 1995 that could have allowed him to avoid paying federal taxes for 18 years. signed position -- petition on the white house website calls for the release of the presidents tax returns, information to verify compliance with the emoluments clause. signatures until the
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state. whereas the chairman of the ways taxation,committee on the senate finance committee had the authority to request the president tax returns under section 6103 of the internal revenue service. where as the joint committee on taxation reviewed the tax returns of president richard nixon in 1974 and made the information public. whereas the ways and means 6103ttee used irc authority in 2014 to make public the confidential information of 51 taxpayers. whereas the american people have the right to know whether or not their president is operating under conflicts of interest related to international governmentx reform, contracts or otherwise.
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now therefore be it resolved, mr. speaker that the house of representatives shall, one, immediately request the tax return information of donald j trump for the tax years of 2006-2016 for review in closed executive session by the commute -- committee on ways and means as provided by section 6103 of the internal revenue code. and vote to report the information to the full house of representatives. support transparency in government and the long-standing tradition of presidents and presidential candidates disclosing their tax returns. thank you mr. speaker. [applause] [gavel] mr. speaker: house will be in order.
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house will be in order. the chair will now recognize the gentleman from new jersey to offer the resolution notice. does the general and offer the resolution? the clerk will report the resolution. clerk: congress has a responsibility to hold the executive branch of government to the highest standard of transparency to ensure the public interest is placed first. whereas according to the text history project, every president since gerald ford has disclose their tax or foreign information to the public, where as tax return provide important disclosure because they contain highly constructive information, including whether the candidate whether they have made any charitable donations and whether they have taken advantages of tax loopholes. whereas disclosure of the couldents tax returns help those investigating russian
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influence in the 2016 election and understand the president's financial ties to the russian .ederation and russian citizens including debts owed and whether he shares any partnership interest or it -- interest. [gavel] mr. speaker: house be in order. clerk: joint ventures with russia or russians, where as the new york times has reported that president trump's close senior advisers including roger stone, and general michael flynn have been under investigation by the federal bureau of investigation for their ties to the russian federation. where as russian deputy foreign minister told interfax a russian media outlet on november 10 -- november 10, 2016 that there were can't tax with donald trump's campaign. members of donald trump's inner circle were in contact with senior russian officials
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throughout the 2016 campaign. whereas according to his 2016 candidate filing with the federal election commission, the president has 560 four financial positions and companies located in the united states and around the world. whereas against the advice of ethics attorneys on the office of government ethics, the president has refused to divest his ownership stakes in his businesses. where as a director of government ethics said that the president's plan to transfer his business owners to a trust managed by family members is meaningless and does not meet the standards that every president in the fat -- past four decades have met. whereas the emoluments clause is included in the u.s. constitution for the purpose of preventing federal officials from accepting any present or title from any teen on it prints or foreign state.
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the trump international hotel in washington dc has hired a director of diplomatic sales to generate high price business among foreign leaders and diplomatic delegations. whereas according to the new york times, the president has used a legally dubious tax maneuver in 1995 that could have allowed him to avoid paying at taxes for 18 years. the petition on the white house calls for the release of the presidents tax return information to verify compliance with the a monuments clause with 1,074,000 signatures as of date of this resolution. whereas the chairman of the ways and means committee on taxation and senate finance committee have the authority to request the president's tax returns under section 6103 on the tax code. whereas the joint committee reviewed the tax returns of president richard nixon in 1974 and made the information public or it whereas the ways and means 61 03tee used irc
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authority in 2014 to make public the confidential tax information of 51 taxpayers. whereas the american people have the right to know whether or not their president is operating under conflicts of interest related to international affairs, tax reform, government contracts or otherwise. now, therefore be it resolved that the house of representatives shall one, immediately request the tax return information of donald j two thousand years 6-2015 for review in closed executive session by the committee of ways and means. it is provided under 6103. to report the information to the full house of representatives. to support transparency and government and the long-standing tradition of presidents disclosing their tax returns. mr. speaker: does the gentleman of new jersey -- it is recognized. >> mr. speaker, under rule nine
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clause one, questions of the privileges of the house are those affecting the rights of itshouse collectively safety, dignity and integrity of its proceedings. there is nothing more of a to the integrity of this house than a ignoring our duty to provide a check and balance to the executive branch. [applause] to restore the dignity of the house we must use our authority to request president trump's tax returns and give the american people the transparency they deserve. , mr.merican people demand speaker, to know the full scope of the president financial background. article one, section nine of the
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constitution includes a clause prohibiting foreign emoluments to the president. the office of government ethics, i cannot stress this enough, has warned us about the president's decision not to divest, or set up a blind trust. there is a need to fully understand the presidents ties to russia. [applause] the resolution i am offering can provide the transparency to help ease the concerns of americans across the nation. codenternal revenue includes laying out a path for the ways and means committee to obtain the tax returns, and review them in a respectful manner. precedent of that
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provision being used. if you remember, it got into the code in 1924, as a result of what happened. [gavel] speaker: house will be in order. members in the rear of the chamber please cease conversation or it members in the rear of the chamber please cease conversation. jenna men from new jersey. -- gentleman from new jersey. that decision to put this into the code in 1924 was a result of a very famous scandal of 1923. dome from teapot rock, wyoming under president harding. he died and never saw the end of
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this scandal. people committed murder in this scandal. people sold off of american reserves in this scandal. so, they put it into the irs code for very specific reason. a right tople have know. a growing number of members and senators from both parties have been saying we should have the presidents tax returns. the house must demonstrate. this is my deep feeling. not as a democrat, but as an american citizen mr. speaker. that itsemonstrate members are listing to our constituents concerns. the house must demonstrate that it cares about protecting the integrity of our government, of our constitution, of our system
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of checks and balances. let's shine a bright light on the presidents conflicts together, together. and the a congress, order of american public can judge whether decisions are being made for himself, his business interest, or for the greater good of the american people. i think you for and i amlgences finished with my statement. mr. speaker: chair is prepared to rule. gentleman from new jersey seeks to offer a resolution under rule nine. in evaluation the resolution the chair must is fine if it -- the rights of the house collectively and the integrity of its proceedings.
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as demonstrated by section 706, the house rules in manuals, a resolution providing an order of business, such as by directing a committee to meet and conduct certain business does not qualify as a question of privilege of the house. the resolution offered by the gentleman of new jersey directs on ways and means to me and consider an item of business under the procedures set forth code 60 10d states three. it is not qualify as a question of privilege of the house. mr. speaker, i appealed the ruling of the chair. mr. speaker: shall it stand as the judgment of the house? >> i have a motion at the desk. mr. mccarthy of california will lose the appeal be on the table. opposed say those no.
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>> i ask for recorded vote. u.s. olympic swimmer michael phelps testifies tuesday on ways to improve and strengthen the international doping system. phelps, most decorated olympian of all time joint ceo of the anti-doping industry at a house subcommittee hearing. live coverage begins at 10:15 a.m. eastern on c-span three streams live on c-span.org. you can listen live on this -- free c-span radio app. the senate intelligence committee holds a confirmation hearing for former senator dan coats. president trump's nominee for director of national intelligence. that is why at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. watch c-span as president
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donald trump delivers his first address to congress. president trump: this congress is going to be the busiest congress we have had in decades. >> the democratic response given by former governor and your reaction to the president's speech along with comments from members of congress. tuesday at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span.org. listen on the free c-span radio app. now, a discussion on u.s. tax policy. polls was for an increased increase tax on imported goods and the house republicans plan for house reform. from washington journal, it is just under an hour. are joined by president of americans for tax reform. he is joined by the president of the peterson institute for discussion on a key proposal and the republican tax reform effort.

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